AUTHOR: Deng Madit Ador | PUBLISHED: August 12, 2022
South Sudan' teacher in the class marking student assignment. Credit, UNICEF South Sudan/Ryeng
Northern Bahr el Ghazal state has ordered the dismissal of more than one hundred teachers who have reportedly abandoned work.
According to the State Ministry of General Education, most of teachers have sought better employment with NGOs and the private sector.
The decision to terminate the contract of the absentee teachers was made during a meeting with County Education Directors and Payam Supervisors in Aweil town on Thursday.
Santino Bol Akot, the Director General in the State Ministry of General Education said they will recruit volunteers to replace those who have left teaching in government schools.
“[We] have realized that some of the teachers are getting money [salary] without duties assigned to them, while we have more 5,000 volunteer teachers participating in the field without incentives,” he stated.
Mr. Bol said they have withheld the June salaries of the teachers who are being dismissed from the payroll.
“We have identified their names and we will clear them from the payrolls to give the chances to young graduates who holding degrees,” he added.
Akol Yam FM was unable to reach any of the dismissed teachers.